The Workplace Health and Safety Officer Training comes from the Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act 2011. This training is provided to assist to reduce the serious economic and social impact on individuals, businesses, and the Australian community of work-related incidents.
DRA have been providing this Safety Officer training for over 30 years. Originally businesses were required develop their own training course for approval. When the Legislation changed and the WHSO training was removed, we moved the training course we developed to the AIHS and registered it as a National accredited training course. We continued to deliver this course now called WHS Advisor – 10312NAT.
Then as the legislation changed again and the training was reintroduced, we assisted in transferring the various elements from the 10312NAT to WHS QLD to become the WHSO training you see today. The trainers have been delivering this course are experienced and qualified and approved to deliver this training on behalf of Workplace Health and Safety Queensland.
We are a Safety Company delivering a Safety Course, we have a vested interest in this training course and do not permit any person apart from our qualified consultants to deliver this training.
This training is focused on providing participants with the information and skills that will assist them in their role and functions under the WHS legislation including:
– An understanding of the WHS legislation.
– An understanding of how it applies to their role; and
– The knowledge and skills necessary assist employers to meet their obligations under the WHS legislation.
Persons appointed as a WHSO by the business is required to undertake this training and receive a Certificate of Authority issued on behalf of Workplace Health and Safety Queensland or have an equivalent qualification.